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TextLAKEWOOD, Colo. -- A 5-year-old boy was shot and killed by a 3-year-old early Friday morning, FOX31 has confirmed. Police say a 23-year-old visiting from Kansas was supervising the children when the accident occurred. The adult will be charged with child abuse resulting in
The parents have left a gun laying around, loaded. And the person (friend, family?) who is looking after the kids doesnt see it in time to stop it.
Originally posted by Amanda5
I find it hard to believe a three year old could hold a gun up and aim. I would like to know what type of firearm and why was it out where a Child could find it?
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A 3-year-old boy and his 1-year-old sister remained hospitalized Wednesday after he accidentally fired a pistol in their Macon, Ga., home, police say. Read more: www.upi.com...
Charlotte, N.C., police say they filed charges against an adult in the apparent accidental fatal shooting of a 4-year-old girl by a toddler playing with a gun. Read more: www.upi.com...
I find it hard to believe a three year old could hold a gun up and aim
A northeast Nebraska woman was flown by helicopter to a Sioux City hospital today after she was accidentally shot by her young son, investigators said. According to a Dixon County Sheriff's Office statement, a Tohsia Houfek, of Emerson, was shot about 9:26 a.m. in a residence on Street Street in Emerson. Her 4-year-old got the 30.06 rifle from a gun case underneath a bed, the statement said, and it discharged while he was playing with it. Deputies believe the bullet went through a wall and a recliner chair before hitting Houfek in the right side. Read more: www.siouxcityjournal.com...
Originally posted by Jebbaroo
reply to post by Amanda5
I really hope that this story isn't true. If it is, though, the 3 year old didn't necessarily have to aim. The gun could have been on the floor, and maybe the 5 year old was there too. Pulling a trigger doesn't require much strength, but it does imply that a bullet was already in the chamber, which is a pretty clear indication of negligence on the adult, or whomever left a gun with one up lying around. I can't imagine a 3 year old working whatever mechanism was required to load that particular gun, Sad. I so hope it isn't true.
A 5-year-old boy was fatally shot this morning in Lakewood and police believe he was accidently killed by a 3-year-old.
Lakewood police have arrested a 23-year-old Kansas man in connection with the incident in the 1600 block of Iris Street.
Adam Dean Laham faces charges of child abuse resulting in death, and criminal negligence. Police say he was a family friend staying at the home.
Bonnie Marin, a spokeswoman for the Lakewood Police Department, could not confirm that Laham was at the apartment with the children at the time of the shooting.
Martin said police first responded on a call about a child with a gunshot wound to the chest.
The boy was transported to the hospital where he later died of his injuries.
The investigation is ongoing, but police believe the incident was accidental, Martin said.
Laham was being held Friday night without bond. His first court appearance is scheduled for this morning.
Read more: Man held in fatal accidental shooting of Lakewood 5-year-old; shot fired by 3-year-old - The Denver Post www.denverpost.com...